Entrepreneurial and small business risks include the possibility that a company will have lower than anticipated profits or experience a loss rather than taking a profit.

Business risk is influenced by factors, including sales volume, per-unit price, input costs, competition, the overall economic climate and government regulations and can be divided into categories that include:

Team Risks

The group of individuals that supports a startup and the operations is critical to success.  Having defined roles and responsibilities that are understood by all team members.

Financial Risks

In addition to a business plan, a financial plan is also critical to a small business's success.  It is built from an annual plan of sales and profit.

Product Risks

Product risks can be associated with design, manufacturing, packaging, timely delivery, and final sale.

Market Risks

Competition, regulatory, economic and other business environment risks.

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